Welcome to DIE! Basically what this game represents when it all comes down to it, but just in case you want to take a break from dieing and get into the creative spirit then you will be stoked to know that the Dark Souls shield contest design is going on. Starting from June 27th and open to everyone till July 28th 2011, and is taking place on the games official Facebook page.
Here’s the way it works, you have the chance to create up to three original shield designs using any of the three blank templates provided on their page. Once you have got your design ready, submit it, and the rest will fall into place as fans of Dark Souls across the globe will vote for their top picks. The final winners will be hand picked by the devlopment team at FromSoftware in Japan.
The three winning designs, one for each shield template, will be made available as Dark Souls post-launch content, meaning three lucky winners will be able to stride into battle with their friends online proudly bearing the shield they designed, while every player will be able to carry the shields designed by their compatriots into battle.
So, again, here’s details on how to enter:
• Become a fan on the official Dark Souls Facebook page
• Download the blank shield templates
• Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic design
• Submit your finished designs via Facebook on or before July 13th 2011
Fans will be able to vote for their favourites on Facebook throughout the competition, with voting open until July 20th to allow last minute entries time to gather votes. The top ten designs for each of the three shield templates as voted for by you will then go to FromSoftware for the final decision, with the winning designs being announced via Facebook on 28th July 2011.
Also each of the ten winners will receive a copy of Dark Souls signed by game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The final 3 winners will see their designs brought to life for all time in the Dark Souls universe, and will receive a signed copy of the limited edition game plus their names in the game credits, ensuring immortality to their name forever.
You can read the full rules and enter the competition over on the game’s Facebook page. Who’s thinking about participating?